Hohenstein Lodge

Hohenstein Lodge: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Lodge
No. of rooms 15
Last updated 20-Feb-2020

Main description of Hohenstein Lodge

Hohenstein Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities 24-hour Security, Bar, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities Detached Private Bathroom, Disabled Rooms, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Wheelchair Friendly
Available services Credit Card, Room Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Cycling, Game Viewing, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided)
Activities nearby (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Hiking, Rhino Tracking, Rock Climbing, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided)

Room types at Hohenstein Lodge

Standard Double / Twin Room

Standard Double / Twin Room

Spacious double room with a double/twin bed (please specify preference), bathroom en-suite. mosquito nets, fan, safe. shady terrace with private atmosphere and unique scenic view belonging to each room.

Superior Chalet

Superior Chalet

Spacious superior chalet with living room, bedroom with an extra large twin bed, bathroom en-suite. Relax in the private atmosphere of the shady terrace belonging to the chalet and enjoy the unique scenic view.

Rates include Dinner, Bed + Breakfast

Activities at Hohenstein Lodge

ABSOLUTE ERONGO

ABSOLUTE ERONGO

ABSOLUTE ERONGO A two-day adventure – from a comfortable lodge to a romantic night in the African Wilderness, offered exclusively to guests of the Hohenstein Lodge. The mythical Etemba has opened its gates for the ‚Absolute Erongo‘ package.

1. day
HOHENSTEIN LODGE

You are welcomed with a refreshing drink, served on the panorama terrace of the lodge, situated at the foot of the highest mountain in the Erongo Mountain Range. To ensure a relaxed afternoon, arrival at the lodge should be no later than 14:00. Otherwise it could be too late for the afternoon activities. The experienced hiking guide, who will attend to the guests for the next two days introduces himself. He will provide guests with detailed information and will determine the difficulty of the excursion, which lasts 3-5 hours. The afternoon excursion begins with a 20minutes drive on a game drive car to the starting point of the guided hiking tour and leads to the most interesting landscape of the farm, characterized by spectacular rock formations and fascinating vegetation. The guide will explain the geological highlights of the Erongo mountains as well as the special vegetation of the area. The minerals found on the mountain - semi-precious stones like Tourmalines, Aquamarines and Mountain Crystal are found - are just as much a subject as the rock paintings of the Bushmen. With some luck, giraffes, various antelope species or other animals can also be spotted.
On the way back, spectacular views including the sun setting behind the majestic Spitzkoppe mountain are waiting. After having a sundowner on a beautiful place, another twenty minutes drive leads back to the lodge where a three-course Dinner completes the eventful day. Overnight at Hohenstein Lodge

2. day
ETEMBA WILDERNESS CAMP

After a scrumptious breakfast, the trip leads to Etemba (guests own vehicle). Equipped with detailed instructions the journey begins (45 km) by traveling the Erongo Mountains along one of the most scenic routes in the country. From the gate of the Farm Anibib (situated along the D2315 approx. 45 km west of Omaruru) the drive runs through the area of the ‚Erongo MountainRhino Sanctuary Trust‘ to Etemba.
Etemba has hosted guests from Europe from as early as 1960. A spectacular landscape has evolved between the peaks of the Erongo Mountain Range and the riverbed of the Omaruru. Situated at a historical gathering place of the bushmen, the newly built Etemba Wilderness Camp will be reached after approximately 45 minutes (18 km). After a short rest with coffee and cake, guests will start off for a walk to the famous bushmen paintings, which have been declared a National Monument more than 50 years ago.
Tonight, a traditional braai in the spectacular setting of the camp, amidst gigantic rock boulders will end up the day. Overnight at the Camp

3. day
ETEMBA WILDERNESS CAMP

After breakfast individual onward journey or return to the Hohenstein Lodge.


Included services:
Two guided walks, DBB at Hohenstein Lodge, Lunch pack, water during the hikes, Braii, bed and breakfast at Etemba Wilderness Camp.
The drive between Hohenstein Lodge and Etemba is done in own arrangement.
Children are allowed, only accompanied by a responsible person.

Hiking Trails, Nature Drive and Bird watching

Hiking Trails, Nature Drive and Bird watching

• Sundowner / Nature drives

• Guided half-day nature excursion to the most interesting landscape of the farm, characterized by spectacular rock formations and fascinating vegetation

• Hikes or walks on well-maintained trails on the farm grounds, through dry river beds and past ancient camelthorn trees

• Bird watching

NATURE EXCURSION ON THE FARM GROUNDS OF HOHENSTEIN LODGE

NATURE EXCURSION ON THE FARM GROUNDS OF HOHENSTEIN LODGE

This afternoon excursion starts with a 20minutes drive on a game drive car to the staring point of the guided hiking tour and leads to the most interesting landscape of the farm, characterized by spectacular rock formations and fascinating vegetation. The experienced nature guide will explain the geological highlights of the Erongo mountains as well as the special vegetation of the area. The minerals found on the mountain - semi-precious stones like tourmaline and aquamarine are mined here - are just as much a subject as the rock paintings of the Bushmen. With some luck, giraffes, various antelope species or other animals can also be spotted.

On the way back, spectacular views including the sun setting behind the majestic Spitzkoppe mountain and amazing photographic opportunities are waiting. After having a sundowner on a beautiful place, another twenty minutes drive leads back to the lodge.

Restaurants at Hohenstein Lodge

Restaurant and Reception area at Hohenstein Lodge

The main building houses the reception, a cozy lounge and the restaurant. Meals are served most of the year on the large terrace. A rich breakfast buffet awaits the guests in the morning. For dinner, the African evening is enchanting. The dishes are orientated to European taste and have an African influence. The evening ends at the fire place, where you can enjoy the illuminated waterhole. The main house, swimming pool and bungalows are connected by comfortable cobblestone paths.

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